We’ve created a new sample template to make creating Categorization HITs via the Requester website easier and faster. The template is called "Categorization" and can be found under the Design tab of the Requester web site.
Here is the new template populated with an image I want Workers to categorize.
You can customize this template even if you don’t want to edit HTML – just replace the generic descriptors with your category names. If you’re categorizing items in a clothing catalog you might replace "Category1" with "Shoes" or “Craftsman” if you’re categorizing architectural styles or “Italian” if you’re categorizing restaurants. If you have fewer than 10 categories, just delete the extra options provided in the sample template.
For my example since I want Workers to identify the type of animal in a photo, I replaced replace “Category1” with “Dog” as you can see below:
But unless I edit the html, if the Worker selects "Dog" the answer will be coded as "Category1" when I pick up the results. To change this, click on “Edit HTML Source”. Notice this line of HTML:
<input type = "radio" name = "Category" value = "Category1"> Dog
The "Dog" is there because I edited the WSYWIG HIT earlier. To change the value that is returned when the Worker selects "Dog", I need to change the line above to:
<input type = "radio" name = "Category" value = "Dog"> Dog
Now when the Worker selects "Dog" I will receive the answer "Dog" instead of "Category1" when I get my results.
The new Categorization template is just one of several sample templates you’ll find on the Requester website. Templates determine the layout of your HIT and also what values are returned in your results file.
Once you have modified one of the sample templates to meets your needs. Upload your CSV file with the data for each HIT. Each line in your CSV file needs to contain the data for each HIT. Once you select your template and upload your data file, we will show you what your HITs will look like by populating your template with your data. (This is similar to how “mail merge” works.)